Icebreaker: Apollo

Icebreaker performing in front of footage from the Apollo moon landing

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, Icebreaker perform their multi-media reworking of Brian Eno’s Apollo album alongside works from eclectic ground-breaking composers.

Featuring pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, film from Al Reinert’s documentary about the Apollo space missions, For All Mankind, and music by Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois, Icebreaker’s piece captures the excitement and awe of the time. Widely regarded as Eno’s most significant work, the music matches the beauty and tranquillity of the moon with the dizzying scale of the feat of engineering involved. Deep synth rumblings mimic the rocket launch whilst string harmonics add an eerie sense of anticipation.

The programme is completed by new versions of tracks by Anna Meredith and electronic artist JLin and two Icebreaker classics - part 4 of Michael Gordon's Trance, and a rare outing for Gavin Bryars's The Archangel Trip.

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Programme

Anna Meredith The Vapours
Gavin Bryars The Archangel Trip
Jlin Black Origami
Michael Gordon Trance part 4
Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Roger Eno Apollo
 

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Watch: Icebreaker & BJ Cole live from Apollo

A performance from the Brighton International Festival 2010. Icebreaker featuring pedal-steel guitarist BJ Cole, play Deep Blue Day, by Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois, arranged by Woojun Lee.

 

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